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Your library can help children in the community by participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  The program is more critical than ever and you still have time to sign up. Rules have been relaxed and meals can be given out non-congregate style (grab and go) for Summer...

Wolf Administration, USDA Announce Sites for Children Summer Food Programs Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Education announced the sites where children can get free nutritious meals through the 2019 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

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110 Libraries!   We are happy to report that 110 libraries are participating in the summer food program this year! Four of those libraries are sponsors! In 2015 there were only 43 sites. Libraries have responded to the call! Libraries and other food sites may be found on this...

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Learning does not end when school lets out; neither does the need for good nutrition.  YOUR LIBRARY CAN HELP!   Become a site or a sponsor for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  This year’s application deadline is June 15. Learn more here! Engage your community–Engage...

Sign up for these FREE WebJunction webinars! From Facilities to Trauma: Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency at Your Library Tuesday, January 30, 2018 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern ♦ 60 minutes  Register Recent catastrophes have highlighted the important role public libraries play...

Summer Food Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Education encourages organizations to help provide nutritious meals to children in low-income areas during the summer months through the department’s Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food Service Program, which began in 1976, is a federally...

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Submitted by Laura O’Grady This summer will be Martin Library’s fifth year working with the Summer Food Service Program. We feed lunch to children and teens five days a week from June to August. We have seen drastic behavioral improvements in the children and teens because...